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The Employment Source
(330) 364-9777
1260 Monroe St.
New Philadelphia, OH
 
Fair Share Builders
(330) 456-3723
2211 7th St SW
Canton, OH

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Healthcare Media Technologies Inc.
(513) 732-0531
2452 Graves Road
Batavia, OH

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J & N Distribution & Design
(513) 933-9979
P.O. Box 43374
Cincinnati, OH

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John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers
(513) 241-8100
11353 Reed Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, OH

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Carroll County Connections
(330) 627-3804
55 East Main Street
Carrollton, OH
 
Promark Company/OI Partners
(513) 768-6500
625 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH

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Lee Hecht Harrison
(513) 891-0666
8044 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Commodity Distribution Services Inc.
(513) 469-1405
9331 Seward Road
Fairfield, OH

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Right Management
(513) 733-1313
4445 Lake Forest Drive
Cincinnati, OH

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Operating Room Technician

How to become an Operating Room Technician

After graduating high school with courses including biology, chemistry and mathematics, formal training to become an operating room technician takes place at a junior college, vocational school, university or even through the military.

Certification programs can be anywhere from 9 months to 2 years. Having a certification as an operating room technician (also known as a Surgical Technician or Surgical Technologist) will provide more job opportunities as well as a higher rate of pay compared to being non-certified.

Courses that will be required in order to obtain certification include microbiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Upon successful completion of the certification program and the Association of Surgical Technologist exam, operating room technicians will be awarded the designation of being a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). Certification must be renewed every 4 years by either continuing education or writing of an exam. This ensures that every CST stays current in their field.

What does an Operating Room Technician do?

Hospitals employ about 70 percent of the estimated 86,000 operating room technicians working in the United States. Operating room technicians would primarily work in the hospitals operating or delivery rooms.

Many outpatient clinics provide day surgeries as a major part of their daily practice and
so there will also be growth for operation room technicians in private sector clinics as well.

Operating room technicians are involved in assisting during surgical operations. Pre-operation tasks include following strict sterilization techniques for surgical instruments and equipment along with patient care that includes washing, shaving and disinfecting the incision sites. Operating room technicians may also be involved in the transportation of the patient from their room to the operating room as well as setting them up initially for the operation.

During the operation, operating room technicians work side by side with doctors and nurses while providing sterile instruments and supplies to the surgical team as needed.

They may also be involved directly in the operation by holding retractors or preparing samples of specimens for delivery to the laboratory. Part of the job may also include the re-ordering and re-stocking of supplies from the central supply unit after a surgery takes place.

What skills or qualities do I need to become an Operating Room Technician?

A basic interest in science and a desire to help people is an integral part of the job. As an operating room technician you need to have a keen eye for detail along with good manual dexterity. Being emotionally and physically able to handle stressful situations including the presence of blood is also necessary.

Operating room technicians are required to stand on their feet for long periods of time. A desire to work as an important member of ...

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